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Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt - Advanced
Eichstätt, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
BC Program On-Site Staff: International Student Office
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Academic Term Availability: Academic Year, Spring
Accommodation: Student Residence Required Course: Early Start Language Course
Language of Instruction: German Minimum Language Requirement: Intermediate 2
Deadline: Regular Deadline Program
Program Description:
This program is for advanced students. Beginner students can learn more about the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt - Beginner program.

The University

With approximately 4,900 students, the Catholic University of Eichstätt (KUE) is the only Catholic university in Germany. A relatively young institution, KUE nevertheless enjoys a long tradition that can be traced back to the foundation of a university for philosophy and theology in the 16th century.

KUE today offers excellent courses across the disciplines with particular strength in history, theology, communication/journalism, sociology, and educational psychology. The business school is ranked 4th in Germany. Intensive German language courses are available for foreign students. Economics and business are taught in English at the Ingolstadt campus, a short ride from Eichstätt. 

The university was recently ranked by Germany's news magazine "Der Spiegel" as outstanding in the areas of quality of teaching, facilities, student-faculty ratio, and quality of student life.

Eichstatt.GermanyThe Program

The program has an advanced track for students who have completed at least four semesters of German. Students on this track generally enroll in regular university courses ("faculties") along with their German counterparts. 

The beginner track is for students who have completed two semesters of German. These students enroll in intensive German language courses as well as a selection of other courses taught in English; most English-taught courses are in American Studies, English Literature, Politics, Communication, Sociology, and Management.

For both tracks, the semester begins in Munich with an eight-week early start program at the Goethe Institute that offers intensive language instruction at different levels and an introduction to German culture. BC pays for the program and students pay for their housing in Munich. The institution’s wide-ranging curriculum enables students to design a discipline-specific program that can be easily integrated into their degree programs at Boston College.

On-site Staff
Alessia Trissoldi
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstrasse 26
85072 Eichstätt
+49 8421 93 21069

Ms. Johanna Alberter
University Address:
International Relations Office
Ostenstraße 26
D-85072 Eichstätt

Academics & Support

Please consult the acceptance materials that KUE sends you for the dates of the orientation. Plan to stay until the last exam date; you must remain for all of your exams. Be aware that you will be required to register on-line at KUE for your exams. Note that students can only study at KUE for the full year or spring semester. Fall semester only is not an option because of the German academic calendar.

Upon arrival at Eichstatt, you will participate in a comprehensive orientation program aimed at introducing you to the university system, its students and facilities. During the orientation you will be advised about course selection. BC students participate in orientation programs sponsored by the host university and are assigned a faculty advisor from their academic department.

Course selection information at KUE is available here for English-taught courses and here for German courses. Spring semester courses are available beginning in mid-January and KUE will send you information via email about how to register on-line.

Dates
  • Fall Term: Starts in early October.
  • Spring Term: Starts in early May.
Finances

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.

Accommodations

In Eichstätt, you will be housed in a student dormitory or in a flat. Housing placements are made by the international office at KUE prior to arrival. You should fill in the room reservation form as early as possible. If you have not received information about your housing placement by one month prior to your arrival in Eichstätt, contact KUE's International Office. Please note that you are responsible for paying your own housing fees; housing costs are not included. Don’t forget to send your contact information abroad to OIP once you’re settled.

Meals

KUE has a student cafeteria/canteen, or Mensa, and you dine on a pay-as-you-go basis; there are also other eateries and dining spots around campus. There are no meal plans as there are at U.S. universities.

Eichstatt, Germany BuildingCultural Activities

In addition to the numerous sports clubs, students at KUE will find many other organizations and groups to become involved with. Student groups also plan trips and activities that are open to all.

For more information on campus life, student services and resources go here.

Travel Information

Plan to fly into Munich and take the train to Eichstätt. KUE’s International Office provides a transfer service from the train station to your accommodations. Once you know your arrival details you should e-mail them to: esn-kue@gmx.de to arrange for the transfer service. Upon arrival, international students are met at the train station and taken to their accommodations. 

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.